The Hardtails That Started It All
When we think about hardtails, we go back. Way back. We’re talking 1988 when Kona was the first company to introduce mountain bikes with sloping top tubes. They provided a means to a new kind of freedom that the old klunkers couldn’t quite handle. They took us further off-road and down steeper pitches. Fast forward 31 years and our hardtails have evolved with the changing wheel sizes and feature lightweight components and Hei Hei-influenced geometry, keeping the feel similar across all cross-country models. They are the product of the test of time, they’re durable and a hell of a lot of fun to ride.
The Lana’i could be considered the gateway mountain bike. For 2020 we’ve updated the geometry to match the new Hei Hei and given the bike wider, stiffer rims, better tire clearance, and a new Shimano 2x drivetrain. Offered in size XS with 26” wheels or S-XL with 27.5” wheels, there’s a perfect size for everyone. With a Shimano drivetrain, Tektro disc brakes, and a 100mm travel fork, the Lana’i is the perfect way to dip your toes in the dirt.
This Kona classic brings some of the finer things to light. Feel true stopping power with hydraulic disc brakes. With adjustable 100mm of Suntour suspension, a 2x Shimano drivetrain and sturdy WTB tires, the Fire Mountain helps build confidence off-road. Available for smaller riders in a 26” XS version and a 27.5” wheel for sizes S-XL.
The Blast dabbles deeper into mountain biking’s trends. With a Shimano 1x drivetrain, larger tire clearance, tubeless-ready rims, a RockShox air-sprung fork, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and 27.5” wheels, the Blast steps it up, ensuring you have the confidence needed to tackle tougher trails and grow as a rider. Available in S-XL.
Point the Cinder Cone towards singletrack and get ready for a fun ride! With a SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, tubeless-ready rims, a RockShox air sprung fork, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and 27.5” wheels, the Cinder Cone is ready to roll over obstacles with ease.
The Lava Dome is kind of like your best friend but in bike form. It’s awesome in the dirt. It’s awesome to rally around town. It’s awesome poking around neighborhood singletrack, and it does it all in a dependable way. We’ve updated the geometry to make the ride quality even better and also improve tire clearances. With 29” wheels and a bike that’s been in our lineup longer than you’ve known most of your friends, the Lava Dome is the bike you can count on for anything.
A classic Kona hardtail in a 29” version, the Mahuna is ready to explore your favorite trails. We’ve updated the frame geometry to more progressive numbers which make for a more comfortable ride. Big wheels help you keep your momentum over challenging obstacles, while extra grippy WTB tires and 100mm of air-sprung RockShox front suspension inspire confidence when things get tricky. The frame features internal dropper post routing, making an upgrade simple. When you’re ready to point it downhill, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide powerful stopping power.
The Kahuna is the bike for the person who is ready to get serious about riding singletrack but doesn’t want to spend serious cash. We’ve updated the geometry for 2020 to allow for greater tire clearance and better overall handling. The Kahuna is outfitted with a 1x SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain, RockShox suspension, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and fast-rolling, tubeless-ready WTB 29” rims. The Kahuna is the complete package!